Spring can't come soon enough, and here to help us jump-start our warm-weather styling inspiration is Vogue Italia's Giovanna Battaglia. While making the rounds at Paris Fashion Week, the editor showed us her chic take on one of the season's hottest trends: metallics. While most of us reserve this high-shine trend for evening festivities, Giovanna expertly worked it into her daywear via a stunning metallic coat. She then tempered her high-wattage statement piece with a simple brown sweater, textural skirt, and metallic pumps. We can't think of a better way show off our midday shimmer, and if you're just as inspired, then channel the same look by shopping our editors' picks below.
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For most on the East Coast, Frankenstorm has pretty much upstaged Halloween. After all, it doesn't get much scarier than the full-on force of Mother Nature at her very worst. But just in case you're in need of a little escapism — or are lucky enough to have missed the hurricane-superstorm madness altogether — why not soak up some All Hallows' Eve spirit? From Julia Restoin Roitfeld's sexy superhero getup to Anna Dello Russo's spectacular "icon" ensemble, here's a peek at how some of our favorite industry insiders have been celebrating the season — with more goodies to come as the day goes on.
Showing off your midriff isn't for everyone, but if you've been wanting to dabble in the trend, allow five stylish celebs to show you how to do it in the classiest ways. Freida Pinto was just spotted at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival rocking a matching Salvatore Ferragamo getup, which included a striped halter crop top and matching circle skirt. Christa B. Allen has also revealed her midriff in a retro-chic way, as have a few more stars. Step inside to see them all and to shop their chic midriff-baring styles for yourself.
>> As 2011 draws to a close, here's a look back at some of the most memorable ensembles of the year. Among the hits? Giovanna Battaglia in vintage Versace, Amanda Brookes in sparkling Derek Lam, Karlie Kloss in super-sexy Anthony Vaccarello — and so many more. From supermodels to street style stars, from Proenza to Pucci — see who made the cut and who wore what, here in our 2011 roundup.
>> Art Basel Miami is officially under way today, but a few fashion houses got a head start on the festivities yesterday. Swarovski hosted a dinner at Soho Beach House, Dior unveiled its first pop-up shop — and first artist collaboration, with Anselm Reyle — and Fendi opened its "Craft Alchemy" installation, drawing a colorfully dressed crowd that included Giovanna Battaglia, Naomi Campbell, and Dasha Zhukova.
>> Paris Fashion Week is in full swing — and the street style looks seem to be getting better by the moment. Day three had Giovanna Battaglia and Anna Dello Russo looking chummy — and chic — as they giggled their way across the Tuileries in equally eye-catching ensembles: A bright orange shift for Giovanna, and an oversized pearl fascinator for Anna. Leighton Meester turned up wearing a ruffled white off-the-shoulder frock, while Olivia Palermo was spotted in a sheer maxi skirt and lace blouse combo complete with oversized jade earrings. There were also plenty of fancy pants in the mix: Taylor Tomas Hill wore a sequined pair, Margherita Missoni wore a velvet periwinkle style, and Susie Lau stunned in a wide-leg printed bright coral pair. Click through to see these and lots more — all from day three of Paris Fashion Week.